Five years of Samsø ferries

Car ferries to both Jutland and Zeeland connect the Kattegat island of Samsø. The west-route to Hou 30 km south of Aarhus and the east-route to Kalundborg 100 km from Copenhagen. Both lines are public subsidised, or owned – and underwent several changes in operators, ports and tonnage the past five years.

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MSC OPERA off Grenen (Skagen vol. I)

One of several cruise ships, which on a daily basis pass Grenen – the northern-most tip of Denmark, during the summer season. A small series from a lovely July evening photographed from one of the dunes.

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On new territory

After two and a half decades of regular traveling to Europe’s ferry hotspots, Scotland was still an almost uncharted territory for me. At least until this summer, where I had the chance to combine an invitation to attend a friend’s wedding party on Arran with a three nights stay in Oban. That offered a central […]

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Rare photo opportunity

The majority of cruise calls in Aarhus during summer takes place within 08:00 and 18:00. From a photography perspective this limit the potential numbers of photo sessions with attractive light conditions. However AIDA VITA’s 19:30 departure the other day was an exception. I therefore drove the 50 km to Sletterhage Lighthouse to take advantage of […]

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Exterior study: Much awaited new ferry finally in her right elements

The newbuilding BERLIN went into operation May this year, four years later than originally planned. Following this autumn, her coming fleet mate, the remaining fifty procent of the much-needed tonnage renewal and expansion on the Gedser-Rostock-route, COPENHAGEN will join in, Scandlines announce. It was miscalculations and use of over-dimensioned steel plates, among other things at […]

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Aida-double up (Port of Aarhus vol. II)

It was heavy clouds and rain showers that welcomed the German passengers on AIDA AURA and AIDA VITA yesterday, when the two sister-cruise ships did a call in Aarhus. Fortunately the weather finally cleared up in the minutes up to the grand simultaneous departure at 19:15. Both ships soon headed out in the Bay of […]

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Sletterhage Lighthouse

The draught of bigger ships calling Port of Aarhus force them to pass through the fairway very close to Sletterhage Lighthouse on the southern-most tip of the Djursland peninsula. Therefore the area surrounding the lighthouse offers great, but with the direct southerly orientation, also challenging opportunities for maritime photography. In recent years Sletterhage Lighthouse has […]

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Hirtshals aerials

As described in a previous post I used one of the top floors at the Hotel Neptun, located directly at the waterfront of Warnemünde, as a photo platform earlier this summer. Back in March I did the same, but at the newly built “Seafront” extension of Hotel Hirtshals. The choice of March instead of the […]

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Classic Sisters on Display

The small town Hals at the Kattegat-entrance to the Limfjorden is appointed as new layup-base for the two vintage state icebreakers DANBJØRN and ISBJØRN, both awaiting a buyer. An third slightly younger fleet mate, THORBJØRN, from the now total decommissioned Royal Danish Navy-operated icebreaker fleet, is already sold to a private owner in Svendborg. The […]

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